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          1. Download one or both packages, as needed for your environment.

          2. Run the packages and install the files to a temporary location that is accessible from a computer that is running the GPMC.

          3. On a computer that is running the GPMC, open the GPMC. To open the GPMC, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.

          4. In the GPMC console tree, click Starter GPOs in the domain in which you want to administer Starter GPOs.

          5. In the results pane, click the Contents tab.

          6. Click Load Cabinet.

          7. In the Load Starter GPO dialog box, click Browse for CAB.

          8. Click the name of the Starter GPO cabinet file that you want to install, and then click Open.

          9. In the Load Starter GPO dialog box, confirm that the correct Starter GPO cabinet file is specified, and then click OK.
            • Note: If you click View Settings to view the report for a Starter GPO, the report that is displayed will not be localized (that is, the report will appear in English, even if a different language is enabled on the computer). To view the localized report for the Starter GPO, complete the import of the Starter GPO cabinet file, and then view the Starter GPO report from within the GPMC.
          10. On the Contents tab, confirm that the name of the Starter GPO that you installed appears in the list of Starter GPOs. The Starter GPO will be created in the shared SYSVOL folder found on domain controllers, in all 24 languages in which Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2 are available.

          11. Repeat steps 1 through 10 for all Starter GPOs that you want to install.

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